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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Shetland - 26/9/15

Weather - Wind SSW - W 2-3 Light drizzle

It felt good today as I headed out to west mainland and I soon found my 2nd Barred Warbler of the trip (I know it's not even a scare bird up here, but for a southern nancy it's slightly exciting). Yellow-browed's were once again a major feature but by far the highlight was a Lanceolated Warbler found at Dale of Walls by a local birder and over the next three hours myself and others had several flight views before it finally got to the edge of a ditch and showed on the deck for a short time. A simply stunning bird, acting like a mouse with wings!! Just wish those iris beds weren't so difficult to get into. A good day with plenty of miles walked, and gardens stalked. 

Totals are: 

Pied Flycatcher - 1 Hoswick
Redpoll sp. - 2 over 
Sparrowhawk - 1
Willow Warbler - 3
Yellow-browed Warbler - 11 
Goldcrest - 1
Barred Warbler - 1 found at Kallindale
Redwing - 2
Twite - 17
Redstart - 1 Sandness

 the iris beds favoured by the Lanceolated Warbler
very comical.....still impossible to see in this bush, though thankfully it ran our way and showed nicely.

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